by Ryan Ringbloom
Publication Date: October 24, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, New Adult, Romance
Life can suck…When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic. Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors. Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t. Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels. Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?
Books, Blogs, & Reality
ReaderGirlBrooke: Do you ever wonder if we would talk as openly as we do with each other if we met in person?
JessRomance93: Good question.
Rachael-XXOO: Probably not, being that I tell you guys way more than I tell my friends around here. They still don’t know everything that happened between me and Kevin. I only shared that with you guys.
Lizzie1214: It’s true. There’s a safety in talking with you guys. No matter what happens here, we always come back and fix things. It’s much easier to do that online than in “real life.” I’m not sure how I would have survived these last few months without you guys.
ReaderGirlBrooke: Same here! You guys get me on a higher level. I think it’s because we all also have that common ground that other people in our life just never understand. The books. They brought us together.
JessRomance93: Yeah, and we’re all a bunch of mental cases who got ourselves easily lost in them.
Rachael-XXOO: Very true! We should discuss that on our blogs this week. Make it an open topic for anyone who wants to join in.
ReaderGirlBrooke: Like a meme?
Rachael-XXOO: Yes, exactly. A meme about getting lost in books and reality.
Lizzie1214: I love this idea.
JessRomance93: Yes, me too!! Let’s do it!
Attention Bloggers - This Week’s Meme:
Has reading romance books ever affected the way you view romance in real life?
About the Author
Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.
Feel free to contact her, she would love it!